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Don't rely on luck: According to experts Peshawar, Sydney attacks a warning to India

Dec 18, 2014 at 16:33 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The two recent incidents of terror the Sydney hostage crisis on Monday followed by the massacre of school children in Peshawar on Tuesday - may be unrelated incidents, but security experts feel these should be a wake-up call for India. Te...

US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years: What it means for farmers, casinos and fast food joints

Dec 18, 2014 at 12:56 | Source: FirstPost

Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs in Havana.The United States' commercial t...

The murder of Bollywood: Kick, Bang Bang! and Humshakals biggest criminals of 2014

Dec 18, 2014 at 12:52 | Source: FirstPost

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say 2014 has been a brutal year in Bollywood. If last year warmed the cockles of the industry's heart with a string of blockbusters, this year brought a reality check.Sure, there have been hits -- from Kick to Bang B...

Drugs menace: Modis intention is fine but he must back words with action

Dec 18, 2014 at 12:01 | Source: FirstPost

There is perceptible decline in the media response to the third round of Prime Minister Narendra Modis Mann Ki Baat, strangely at a time when he has voiced concern over a vital issue affecting youth, the largest component of India's human resources.T...

US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years: What it means for farmers, fast food joints and casinos

Dec 18, 2014 at 11:07 | Source: FirstPost

Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs in Havana.The United States' commercial t...

US watchdog fines Avon $135m for China bribes

Dec 18, 2014 at 10:52 | Source: BBC

Beauty company Avon has been fined $135m (£87m) by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying out bribes and gifts to Chinese officials. Avon's Chinese subsidiary paid out $8m from 2004 to 2008 in order to obtain a direct selling lice...

India launches largest rocket and unmanned capsule

Dec 18, 2014 at 10:52 | Source: BBC

India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space. The 630-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (MK III) blasted off from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh on ...

Hotels, schools on terror alert: Intelligence agencies say Hafiz Saeed planning 26/11 rerun

Dec 18, 2014 at 10:36 | Source: FirstPost

The Union Home Ministry has issued an alert to all state governments asking that security at schools and public places such as malls, be heightened following intelligence inputs that militants could launch an attack similar to Mumbai's 26/11 attacks....

Don't rely on luck: Experts say Sydney, Peshawar attacks a warning to India

Dec 18, 2014 at 10:22 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The two recent incidents of terror the Sydney hostage crisis on Monday followed by the massacre of school children in Peshawar on Tuesday - may be unrelated incidents, but security experts feel these should be a wake-up call for India. Te...

Schools, hotels on terror alert: Intelligence agencies say Hafeez Saeed planning 26/11 rerun

Dec 18, 2014 at 09:15 | Source: FirstPost

The Union Home Ministry has issued an alert to all state governments asking that security at schools and public places such as malls, be heightened following intelligence inputs that militants could launch an attack similar to Mumbai's 26/11 attacks....

'No more isolation': After 50 years, US and Cuba patch torn relations

Dec 18, 2014 at 08:39 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two n...

US stocks surge after Fed promises patience on rates

Dec 18, 2014 at 02:57 | Source: BBC

The US Federal Reserve has said it can be patient over any decision to raise interest rates at the end of its two-day policy meeting in Washington DC. The statement sent US markets higher with the Dow Jones rising nearly 300 points. Investors have be...

Tendulkar's autobiography to be published in 8 languages

Dec 18, 2014 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

Pune, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography "Playing It My Way", initially published in English, will be printed in eight Indian languages, starting with Marathi, over the next six months, a top official said ...

Outstation volunteers to campaign for AAP ahead of Delhi polls

Dec 17, 2014 at 22:42 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Over 5,000 volunteers of AAP from outside Delhi will be arriving in the national capital in thecoming days to campaign for the party here ahead of Assembly elections.AAP has also started a "buzz" campaign for volunteers who can o...

The largest vessel the world has ever seen

Dec 17, 2014 at 22:37 | Source: BBC

Climbing onto the largest vessel the world has ever seen brings you into a realm where everything is on a bewilderingly vast scale and ambition knows no bounds. Prelude is a staggering 488m long and the best way to grasp what this means is by compari...

Russia plans new measures to stabilise the rouble

Dec 17, 2014 at 21:37 | Source: BBC

Russia is planning new measures aimed at stabilising its financial markets after the rouble's slump against the dollar. The country's central bank said that if necessary, it would provide additional capital to Russia's banks and financ...

Wage growth picks up as UK unemployment falls

Dec 17, 2014 at 21:37 | Source: BBC

Wage growth in the UK is picking up, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate. In the August-to-October period, average earnings excluding bonuses were up 1.6% from a year earlier. Including bonuses, earnings rose by 1.4%. It is...

Nigeria's growing number of female oil bosses

Dec 17, 2014 at 21:37 | Source: BBC

The oil and gas industry is still overwhelmingly male, with surveys showing that the executive boardrooms of petroleum companies are mostly a boys' club. In Nigeria, a number of well-financed businesswomen are aiming to change the picture there....

Nigeria profile

Dec 17, 2014 at 21:37 | Source: BBC

After lurching from one military coup to another, Nigeria now has an elected leadership. But the government faces the growing challenge of preventing Africa's most populous country from breaking apart along ethnic and religious lines. Political ...

Russia economy: What is the risk of meltdown?

Dec 17, 2014 at 21:37 | Source: BBC

Russia's Central Bank has raised interest rates to 17%, but the rouble has continued to plummet, prompting fears of economic crisis. Russians are reminded of the dark days of 1998, when President Boris Yeltsin's government defaulted on its ...

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